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Hike 2 Health


Hike 2 Health

Saturday, July 7th

8:30 a.m.

Join Brian Price to hike around the main campus at Berry College. Meet behind
Hermann Hall.
Contact Brian at (706) 238-2225.
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Farm Stand Today

The HarbinSTRONG Farm Stand is open for business!

Stop by to check out the fresh seasonal vegetables produced by Quiet Acres Sustainable Farm. The produce is grown without synthetic fungicides, herbicides or pesticides. This week’s available produce includes cherry tomatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers and basil.

Berry Student Enterprises will be joining the Farm Stand and will have their Jersey Milk products for sale.

The stand is open Tuesdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of 1825 Martha Berry Boulevard. See you at the Farm Stand!

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Master Your Mindset


Here is some inspiration to kick off the holiday week…

Master Your Mindset: Placing your energy on what you believe to be negative will only cause that negativity to Stop wasting valuable energy by focusing on what you don’t want. Placing your energy on what you believe to be negative will only cause that negativity to dominate your life. Have you noticed how when you focus on what you can’t eat, your craving for that food escalates? Or how regularly thinking and talking about the weight you “need” to lose makes it seem like you aren’t getting anywhere? Or how always weighing yourself and examining your reflection makes you feel like your body hasn’t changed? The same applies to any negativity you place your focus on elsewhere in life—at work, at home, in relationships. When you let go of your obsession with focusing on the negative, life is so much more beautiful. Life is meant to be lived and you have a beautiful mind, body and soul that deserve to live it to the fullest. Focus on all the delicious and colorful whole foods available to you, focus on the amazing things you are capable of doing, focus on developing stronger, healthier habits. Open up to the positivity that surrounds you in your everyday life, place your focus there and see the positivity grow. Naturally, the vibrancy in your life will enhance and your goals will be reached with greater ease!

(Adapted from This Week in Burn Nation)


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Vitality Staff Appreciation

Please stop by Vitality Fitness tomorrow to thank the staff for their service to the Harbin community.

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Summer Vegetables at Farm Stand

This week Quiet Acres Farm will have cherry tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, yellow squash, zucchini and basil available.  Stop by today!
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Man Up & Know Your Numbers

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Most guys can recall Babe Ruth’s record SLG.

It was in 1932 that the Great Bambino launched the ball into the outfield like a bullet, his final stride across home plate marking his legendary slugging percentage of .690.

If you ask any man about his own stats, perhaps his old college or high school sports glory days may pop into mind. But if you ask about his health stats, chances are he’ll strike out.

June is Men’s Health Month, and Harbin Clinic encourages all men to Man Up and Know their Stats.

What About The Stats You Should Know?

Men are 50 percent less likely than women to go to the doctor and get regular wellness checks, and most men avoid their primary care physicians unless they suspect a serious health condition.

“I am challenging men everywhere to put their health first and to learn the stats that can save their lives,” says Dr. Shalini Reddy of Harbin Clinic Family Medicine Rome. “By taking responsibility for their wellness, I think many men will find themselves living happier and healthier lives.”

Men have been told their whole lives to ‘shake it off,’ but getting annual health screenings can make prevention and detection of serious health issues possible, keeping men off the benches and swinging for the fences.

“It’s like a tune-up they get on their cars so they continue to run well,” says Dr. Reddy. “Wellness checks do the same for their bodies.”

Health screenings for cholesterol, blood pressure, glucose levels, body mass and prostate health will help your physician (aka your health coach) keep you in the game for much longer.

Consider this your playbook that will make you more familiar with how to Man Up & Know Your Stats:


This measures the total amount of HDLLDL and triglycerides in the blood. Having a total number of 199 or below is considered normal.


This stands for low-density lipoprotein, commonly known as bad cholesterol, and is made up of fat and protein and carries cholesterol and fats in the blood. Having a reading of less than 100 mg/dL is optimal although less than 130 is considered in the healthy range.


This stands for high-density lipoprotein, commonly known as good cholesterol, and having high levels of this can reduce the risk for heart attacks and strokes. Having a reading of 40 mg/dL or above is considered good.


This number measures the amount of prostate-specific antigen in the blood and is primarily used to screen for prostate cancer in men over the age of 40 or who have a family history of prostate cancer. A level of 4.0 ng/ml or below is considered normal.


This is a disease where blood glucose levels are above normal. A blood test lets your doctors check your numbers. A fasting blood sugar level below 100 mg/dL is considered normal.


The body mass index is a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of their height in meters. It can help doctors determine a healthy weight range for individuals.


The combination of systolic and diastolic numbers represent your blood pressure. High blood pressure can lead to several health complications.


This indicates how much pressure blood is exerting against artery walls when the heart beats. A reading of less than 120 is considered normal.


This indicates how much pressure blood is exerting against artery walls when the heart is resting between beats. A reading of less than 80 is considered healthy.

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